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[Draft of speech by John J. Herrera for San Jacinto Day - 1952]

Description: Draft of a speech by John J. Herrera to be delivered on the 116th anniversary of the battle of San Jacinto, 1952. Herrera compares the fight for Texas Independence to the war in Korea as "free peoples of the world today need to unite again and stand together, regardless of race or creed in defense of human rights."
Date: 1952
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Location Info:
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Draft of speech by John J. Herrera for San Jacinto Day - 1961-04-21]

Description: Draft of a speech by John J. Herrera for San Jacinto Day, April 21, 1961. Herrera speaks as a representative of League of United Latin American Citizens and places a wreath on the monument on their behalf as he states he has done for 22 years.
Date: April 21, 1961
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Location Info:
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Cost bill for Latin American Campaign

Description: Onionskin carbon copy of an itemized bill for the Latin American Campaign materials, including letter mailings and radio and television segments. The bill is typed on John J. Herrera's law office letterhead, but Mike Herrera is given as the primary contact.
Date: 196u
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Radio station K.L.V.L. 30 second spot for John Connally for governor]

Description: Radio spot for K.L.V.L. by John J. Herrera in support of the re-election of John Connally as governor of Texas. Herrera particularly cites the creation of jobs for Latinos under Governor Connally, and cites a quote from President Harry Truman about the difference between the Republican and Democratic parties.
Date: unknown
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Hector P. Garcia to John J. Herrera - 1952]

Description: Letter from Hector P. Garcia, M.D., of Corpus Christi, Texas, to John J. Herrera, with handwritten date of 1952. This letter is in reference to the pamphlet "The Wetback in the Lower Rio Grande Valley" and the controversy surrounding the misstatements accredited to some League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) members.
Date: 1952?
Creator: Garcia, Hector P., -1996
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Oscar M. Laurel to John J. Herrera - 1952-01-22]

Description: Letter from Oscar M. Laurel, LULAC Executive Secretary, to John J. Herrera, LULAC National Organizer, dated January 22, 1952. Laurel conveys the approval of the LULAC Supreme Council for sociological and statistical data contained in the report by Lyle Saunders and Olen T. Leonard, entitled, "The Wetback in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas." Laurel writes that the council also condemns the false and prejudiced statements attributed to three people interviewed by the sociologists. This report is to be discussed at an upcoming LULAC Convention.
Date: January 22, 1952
Creator: Laurel, Oscar M.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera inviting John F. Kennedy to Houston - 1963-10-24]

Description: Letter from John J. Herrera inviting President John F. Kennedy to Houston. Herrera writes to Mr. Kenneth O'Donnell, President Kennedy's appointment secretary, to convince O'Donnell to "have President Kennedy visit the LULAC State Director's Ball at the Crystal Ballroom of the Rice Hotel on the same night," November 21, 1963. Herrera describes his desire to have the President meet with the area Viva Kennedy Clubs and LULAC in preparation for what would have been President Kennedy's re-election campaign.
Date: October 24, 1963
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Bishops' Committee for the Spanish Speaking Newsletter, Number 25, August 1953]

Description: Newsletter Number 25 of the Bishops' Committee for the Spanish Speaking of Houston, Texas, dated August 1953. Handwritten note indicates "read at convention, November, 1953," but does not show which article was read.
Date: August 1953
Creator: Bishops' Committee for the Spanish Speaking
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from José E. Chapa to John J. Herrera - 1954-02-06]

Description: Letter from José E. Chapa to John J. Herrera (in Spanish) expressing his sincere admiration of the "campaign for the dignity of the Mexican in Texas and the continuous battle for the fight against discrimination and segregation." Chapa goes on to explain to Herrera that Chapa no longer works for "the magazine" (it is not indicated what magazine) and informs Herrera that Chapa is now the correspondent for an industrial magazine that is very popular in Mexico. Chapa also informs Herrera that Chapa has a radio show and is the Manager of the new distribution company of Carta Blanca (a Mexican brand of beer) as well as the Director of the Committee for Mexican Patriots. Chapa gives Herrera details on a fundraiser for the fight against Polio, which was created by Chapa and "la Colonia". Chapa expresses that he is ecstatic to have raised $3,052.91 and applauds the efforts of "our people". Chapa tells Herrera about the rising unemployment numbers and expresses that "the immigration officials are trying to hold back the invasion of wetbacks, puerto ricans and the blacks from the south." Chapa expresses to Herrera that the following evening Chapa would speak at a banquet and speak about the unemployment problems affecting Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in Chicago. As a side comment and as part of his closing statement, Chapa expresses to Herrera that Chapa has not found anyone that peaks his interest, as he himself does not know what he is looking for (marriage prospects), and Chapa tells Herrera that if Herrera has anyone in mind to please send her Chapa's way.
Date: February 6, 1954
Creator: Chapa, José E.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Speech by John J. Herrera for San Jacinto Day - 1956-04-21]

Description: Speech delivered by John J. Herrera at the San Jacinto Monument on April 21, 1956, in celebration of the 120th anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto. Herrera refers to the recent meeting between President Dwight D. Eisenhower, President Adolfo Ruiz of Mexico, and the Canadian government.
Date: April 21, 1956
Creator: Herrera, John J.
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Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Oscar M. Laurel to LULAC members]

Description: Letter from Oscar M. Laurel, LULAC Executive Secretary, to LULAC members, written possibly in 1952, after the LULAC Regional Convention held in January, 1952. This letter was written to clarify LULAC's position concerning the study written by Lyle Saunders and Olen T. Leonard entitled "The Wetback in the Lower Rio Grande Valley."
Date: 1952?
Creator: Laurel, Oscar M.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library